The first direction will be a rescue plan, which will include $ 2,000 payments to help overcome the decline caused by Covid-19, and a long-term recovery effort in line with the Build Back Better plan promoted by Biden in during the election campaign.

Deese said the transition team has already begun discussing important plans with Democratic Democrats and Republicans, which will be unveiled on Thursday.

The proposal will include direct payments, money to speed up national vaccination campaigns, testing and follow-up contacts, and to fund the rapid reopening of most schools.

“What you will hear from the president-elect will be a robust effort to address this aid issue and, at the same time, signal the need to start working on these investments in recovery. We need an immediate rescue package, Congress took an important step in December, but left a lot of work undone. We need to focus again immediately on the investments needed for the national vaccination program to work, ”said Deese.

He referred to the latest employment report, which shows that 140,000 jobs were lost in December, the first decline since April, as a warning to be taken into account.